This has been brewing around in my head for some time now so we’ll see if others like this new weekly concept. It’s a weekly list of things I like and don’t like in not only the comic industry but the pop culture industry.
Marvel and The Avengers
Anyone notice Avengers No Surrender story line ends and then a new Volume 7 Avengers #1 is released just days after Infinity War hits theaters?
Is this a coincidence? I think not. I’m banking on the idea that Marvel made these occur within the same week in hopes movie goers hit their local shops to find a NEW number one Avengers book to pick up and read.
On top of that, Avengers #1 volume 1 Billion has around 8 variants direct from Marvel. Who knows how many store variants there are going to be. You’d think Marvel wouldn’t use their comics as cash cows but I guess making 250 million domestically in 3 days for a movie is not enough money for them. So be sure to give them more money buy buying all the variants.
The only positive thing about this new Avengers book is Jason Aaron is writing.
I haven’t seen Infinity War yet but I have read the spoilers for it. With that note, I won’t spoil it for everyone but I’m gonna give the movie 2 thumbs up while giving Marvel 2 thumbs down for this new Avengers release. One exception, if you do buy a store variant, I’m digging the Midtown Clayton Crain variant for this new release.
Why didn’t I think of this? I create toilet monsters every day (seriously, ask the wife but more like stinky toilet monsters). The new book from Omnimorphic just seems so ridiculous that I’m hoping to pick a copy up for my going No. 2 readings. This is certainly things I like.
Walking Dead Repetitiveness
This was one of my favorite reads each month is now becoming an after thought. I really think Kirkman needs to end this title, so it doesn’t end on a low note. Right now it wouldn’t even end on a high note, more like a middle of the road type of ending.
Issue #179 hits stands this week and the description pretty much tells us someone is going to die. Whoopity doo!
The cash cow will never end though as long as people keep buying it. For me, continuing now at this pace it’s ruining the story. It’s just the same old thing now for Rick and the gang. They know how to handle the dead but we seem to be stuck in the never ending cycle of war, peace, someone special dies, introduce new character (they might be a friend of foe) and then repeat. Sometimes it’s in a different order but you likely get the gist of what I’m trying to say.
This is the book that got me back into comics and sadly if it keeps going, might be the book that makes me leave comics.
It’s been 7 months since we saw the last issue of Hillbilly from Eric Powell. You got that right, issue #8 hit stands back in early October 2017. Issue 9 hits stands this week. Talk about a book killer with such long delays. Perhaps Eric couldn’t get his lawnmower started for the past half year? (You’d have to have been at the comic panel at Mondo Con 2017 to get that pun, if Eric is reading this he’ll know what I’m talking about).
Love your artwork and stories Eric but you’re Wiebe’ing yourself if you keep up the long delays on what was a great book.
Batman Interior Artwork
I’m so happy Tony Daniel is doing the interior artwork again for Batman.
New Remender Title
A new Rick Remender book hits stands this week. You can’t go wrong with a Remender book. As always, go with Cover A if you buy more than one copy. History tells us when there are more than 2 covers for Image books, everyone is drawn to Cover A. Be sure to check out Death or Glory this week at your friendly neighborhood comic book store.
That’s it for this weeks things I like and don’t like. I see this as a great way for others to share their feelings as well. Anything goes.